Ethical living and common sense… there is really no difference when you consider living consciously. Excellent post.

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Minimalism is a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favor of focusing on what’s important—so you can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom.”

Minimalism for Beginners- You Have To Find Your “Why”

You are being drawn toward living a simpler life, and have recognized the stress and mess that years of accumulation has brought you.

You know that more stuff does not = more happiness and maybe there is another way to ‘do’ life outside the lines of more, more, more, bigger, bigger, bigger that have been drawn around us.

Understanding why we do something or why we want to create a better, more minimalist life helps us see the beauty in what we’ve created. We form an appreciation for our why. Without knowing why we’re headed where we are, we cannot truly embrace the process or idea of simple living.

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  1. I always like the idea of living simply and enjoyed reading Walden, but I really like stuff – good stuff mind you. It actually does make me happy. What’s a materialist to do?

  2. Well, I don’t think there’s any denying that we derive comfort or even enjoyment from certain objects. I like ‘stuff’ too. But I think balance is the important thing. We have way too much shit in ‘developed’ countries that we don’t even appreciate. And why is it that you can visit a country across the world that is much less affluent and find people who are content? I think true happiness comes from freedom – and not freedom to own or buy, as we understand it in the West – but rather freedom FROM things too. Not being attached to objects, expecting externalities to fulfill us internally. It’s not what’s going on outside the mind that largely determines the level of happiness – it’s what’s going on inside.

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